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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Is it a cold or spring allergies?

It's starting to feel more like spring, which means the trees are beginning to bloom, everything is turning green and a lot of Garden State residents are sneezing and feeling run down. But how do you know if you've spring allergies or a spring cold?

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Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
Many NJ schools are paying a lot of money for their children to take part in extracurricular activities. (Siri Stafford, ThinkStock)
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Lawmaker says NJ schools shouldn’t charge for extracurricular activities

Recent data shows for every pupil attending school in the Garden State, the state Education Department is spending a record $19,211, but of that total, only $274 goes toward extracurricular activities. 

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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Horrific incident inspires bill to protect unwanted newborns

Following a horrific incident this past winter, in which 22-year-old Hypernkemberly Dorvilier of Burlington County allegedly set her newborn baby on fire and left it in the middle of the road, a New Jersey lawmaker is pushing for expansion of the state's Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.

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Classroom spending – Where are your education dollars going in New Jersey?

The New Jersey Department of Education reports in its new Taxpayer's Guide to Education Spending that per student spending  increased .6 percent last year, and is now at $19, 211. You might imagine most of that money would go for classroom expenses, but that is not always the case.

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Flu activity in NJ downgraded to ‘moderate’

The latest Centers for Disease Control Influenza map show flu-like illness in New Jersey has been downgraded from widespread to moderate, but state health officials don't think this means that flu season has necessarily peaked.

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